Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, New York Medical College, graduated from Brown University (1971), Harvard Medical School (1975), Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency program in Boston (1979), and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (1992). She lectures on natural treatments, including herbs, nutrients, and mind-body practices at the American Psychiatric Association Meetings and many other conferences. She serves on the APA Task Force on Complementary and Integrative Psychiatry and is a board member of the American Botanical Council.
Dr. Gerbarg practices integrative psychiatry, combining standard and complementary treatments. Her research focuses on mind-body practices for reducing the effects of stress and trauma, particularly in survivors of mass disasters, including the Southeast Asia Tsunami, 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, war in Sudan and Rwanda, Gulf Horizon Oil Spill, and veterans.
With Dr. Richard P. Brown she has co-authored more than 30 scientific articles, book chapters, and health books on complementary and integrative treatments. Their books include: The Rhodiola Revolution, How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care (WW Norton 2009), Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD and The Healing Power of the Breath (Shambhala, in press). The Independent Publishers Book Awards selected Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD for the 2012 Gold award as the best book in the Psychology/Mental Health category. Dr. Gerbarg’s chapter “Yoga and Neuro-Psychoanalysis,” appeared in Bodies in Treatment: the Unspoken Dimension (Analytic Press 2007). For information and a free newsletter on integrative treatments, visit www.haveahealthymind.com.